Last release of wMelPop mosquitoes

We have now completed the last of the scheduled releases of Wolbachia mosquitoes on Tri Nguyen Island. Our latest monitoring, taken on 29th August, tells us that 80% of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes on the island at that time carried the wMelPop strain of Wolbachia.

Over the coming months we will continue to collect adult mosquitoes to see if this Wolbachia strain stays in the local Aedes aegypti population.

Monitoring for Wolbachia .. see how we check if the mosquitoes on Tri Nguyen Island have Wolbachia.